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North Carolina Police Officer Dies From Saturday Shooting

North Carolina Police Officer Dies From Saturday Shooting

Left: Lucien Fenner. Right: Shelby Police Officer Tim Brackeen, Courtesy: Shelby Police/WCNC


Shelby police officer Tim Brackeen, who was shot Saturday, died Monday at Carolinas Medical Center, his department said.

Brackeen died at 11:42 a.m., Shelby police Chief Jeff Ledford said in a statement. The suspect in the shooting will now face upgraded charges of first-degree murder, he said.

“At this time our department asks for everyone to keep Officer Brackeen’s family and the entire department in their thoughts and prayers,” the chief said.

Gov. Pat McCrory announced earlier Monday that the state is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting.

Investigators have identified the suspected gunman as Irving Lucien Fenner Jr., 23, of Grover, North Carolina.

Brackeen, 38, was assigned as a K9 officer, police said. He was named the Shelby department’s officer of the year in 2012. He was married and had one daughter.

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3 Comments

  1. Rosemary Montgomery

    The reality is, some BLM lives don’t matter! They are the ones who choose to break laws, and have no respect for anyone including other blacks. This is becoming more common place, and some people appear to condone it!
    The death penalty might be a solution, if they ever do it, and now with DNA evidence I would feel more confident!

  2. jamesor1

    It is time for the states to do their job, Carry out the death sentences of the people already convicted and sentenced. To hell with the federal government. This is business of the states. The major part of our societal problems are the fault of the federal government anyway. They need to leave Americans alone….

  3. Home'

    Time for a federal death penalty for the murder of Law Enforcement & Corrections Officers…….

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